Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
Jonnycake Center of Westerly: Food pantry and social services are open, Monday, noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. No cost Farmer's Market open on Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Social services are also offered via phone and email. To sign up for the pantry or social services, email email@example.com or call 401-377-8069, ext. 1. The Jonnycake Center Thrift Shop will be open on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 9 to 11 a.m. reserved for senior shoppers; Tuesdays, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of clothing, shoes or small household items may be made Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at center's rear loading dock. Donations of larger household items, either for drop off or pick up, are by appointment only; email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org. Food donations for the pantry must be scheduled by emailing FoodDonations@jonnycake.org. Visit jonnycake.org for more info.
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center: The PNC provides a food pantry, diaper bank, hygiene items and pet food for residents of Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unexpected Treasures Thrift Store is also open during those hours and accepting donations of clothing, linens and small household items. Heating, utilities, housing and SNAP benefit assistance also available. Free, door-to-door transportation available to persons age 55+ who reside in the above-named towns. Call 860-599–3285, ext. 101, stop by the center at 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck or visit pawcatuckneighborhoodcenter.org for more information.
RICan Food Pantry: Distributing food Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Friday 2-3 p.m. Staff will distribute food to clients’ cars. For more info, call 401-364-9412 or visit rhodeislandcan.org.
Stonington Human Services: Open by appointment only. Staff available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., by calling 860-535-5015.
WARM Center: Providing bagged lunches and dinner. Social Service Department operating by email and phone. Call 401-596-9276 ext. 102 and leave a message and someone will return the call. If in need of shelter, call 401-277-4316.
For updated coronavirus information, call the Rhode Island Department of Health info line at 401-222-8022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or visit health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019.
Wood River Health Services: Offices are open regular hours. Call 401-539-2461 before coming into office for any appointment. For more info, visit woodriverhealthservices.org.
Aldi: Open 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for vulnerable shoppers.
Big Y Mystic: Open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. daily for customers 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems.
McQuade’s Marketplace: The hour from 7-8 a.m. is reserved for seniors age 60 and older.
Richmond Farms Fresh Market: Open daily 7:30-8 a.m. for senior citizens over age 65 and one helper to shop.
Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium: Open 7:30-8:30 a.m. for customers age 60 and older.
Stop & Shop: Stores in Westerly, Pawcatuck and Richmond open daily from 6-7:30 a.m. for those 60 and over and customers with weakened immune systems.
Walmart: Store is open on Tuesday, from 6-7 a.m. for ages 60 and older.
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